Procurement Manager

Circa £40,000
29 Dec 2021
31 Jan 2022
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Procurement Manager

Food Ingredients and Packaging


Aulds, one of the UKs leading Bakery and Frozen Dessert manufacturers, with production facilities at Inchinnan and Greenock have an exciting opportunity for an experienced procurement Manager to carry out and further develop the procurement function within the Aulds Group of Companies.

Manufacturing on trend desserts for the foodservice market and day-fresh bakery products for the ever-changing retail market the company produces both own label and branded products and has an enviable portfolio of blue-chip customers.

The Role

You will be specifically responsible for the sourcing and procuring ingredients and packaging and tasked with developing and executing a sourcing strategy to maintain a sustainable supply base, creating a focus on quality, cost and continuity.

Reporting to the site leadership team you will ensure that you deliver the group strategic and operational procurement needs and that the requirements of each site are effectively managed on both a strategic and day to day basis.

Your accountabilities will include:

Analysing the spend in the different areas of the business to identify sourcing and negotiation opportunities

Market and supplier analysis to identify resourcing opportunities.

Short- and long-term stockholding to maximise the stock vs cost equation.

Ongoing supplier performance management and the maintenance of supplier scorecards

There is a healthy supplier base in place however this requires to be challenged to ensure that it is fit for purpose and able to develop in line with the company’s plans.

To do so you will require to work closely with our product development, technical and production teams to source new ingredients and to optimise commercial scenarios.

You will require to work to budgets, setting and achieving cost minimisation targets.

With the company’s emphasis on sustainability, you will require a good understanding of sustainability, recycling and carbon footprint minimisation.

The candidate

Procurement trained, from the food or similar industry, ideally with experience of procuring ingredients and packaging.

Strong negotiator, planner and organiser

Creative and motivated individual

Good excel and general systems skills.

Excellent communication skills

A can-do attitude and hands on approach coupled with a desire to succeed.

Professional in manner and able to be a respected ambassador for the business.

The ability to make difficult decisions and to take a calm and measured approach in an often-pressured environment which often involves working to tight deadlines to achieve results.

A motivated self-starter able to identify and implement improvement ideas to the stage of delivery of commercial benefit.

The Rewards

A competitive salary of circa £40k plus benefits package based on experience and skills. 

If you are interested in this position please in the first instance apply sending your full CV and present renumeration details to